How do you pronounce our current year? Do you read out the numbers simply as they appear left to right, or do you add an “AND” before the last digit?
In the US, I noticed people on television were pronouncing numbers great than 100 without the distinct “AND” preceding the last digit, which we always use here in Australia.
For instance I heard,
101: “one hundred one” instead of the more familiar, “one hundred AND one”
1,234: “one thousand two hundred thirty four” rather than “one thousand two hundred AND thirty four”.
1,000,408: “one million four hundred eight” over “one million four hundred AND eight”.
So how do you pronounce numbers? Do you notice differences in other regions?